State Patrol troopers arrested the driver of this Ford Mustang for investigation of vehicular assault after he reportedly drove the wrong way Jan. 21 on State Route 167 near Kent and crashed into another vehicle. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Patrol

State Patrol troopers arrested the driver of this Ford Mustang for investigation of vehicular assault after he reportedly drove the wrong way Jan. 21 on State Route 167 near Kent and crashed into another vehicle. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Patrol

Troopers arrest SR 167 wrong-way driver near Kent for vehicular assault

Ford Mustang collided with another vehicle Jan. 21 near South 180th Street

Washington State Patrol troopers arrested a man for investigation of vehicular assault after he reportedly drove the wrong way on State Route 167 near Kent and smashed into another vehicle northbound near South 180th Street.

Cesar Said Ramos Mejia, 20, of Kirkland, allegedly drive his Ford Mustang southbound in the northbound lanes of SR 167 at about 2:15 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, according to the State Patrol. A 911 call reported the collision.

The Mustang reportedly entered the freeway from South 180th Street and headed the wrong way, according to the State Patrol. Troopers determined that Mejia was reportedly impaired.

A 45-year-old Lake Tapps man, the driver of the other vehicle, sustained serious injuries.

The State Patrol is seeking witnesses to the collision, including those who stopped at the scene and spoke with troopers. Email Detective Russ Haake at russ.haake@wsp.wa.gov.




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